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Y is for yellow-bellied asity

The yellow-bellied asity is a tiny, extraordinarily beautiful, brilliantly plumaged bird. It lives in high-elevation forests in Madagascar. It has a downwardly curving, black beak and drinks nectar using its long, hollow tongue. Despite being very small it defends its nectar sources bravely, flashing its bright yellow throat feathers at creatures many times its size, …

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R is for Rainbow Frog

The rainbow frog, rainbow burrowing frog or painted burrowing frog lives in dry forests and canyons in Madagascar. It is unusual because it has two adaptations for completely differing lifestyles. On its hind feet it has horny projections that help it burrow in the mud – where it spend up to ten months of the …

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